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Our Primary Purpose

Over the years, we have found that a team approach can be an effective method to help clients who have a wide variety of needs as they maneuver through a complex financial-services world.

We invite you to discover and experience the power of our services. We believe it has far-reaching benefits for our clients to get opinions from several sources with diverse backgrounds, education, and experience.

Our Primary Purpose

No one strategy fits everyone, which is why every client gets our undivided attention—from planning to execution to follow-up. We take a proactive approach to helping you develop a strategy to address your financial goals and objectives, using the most efficient methods available.

Recognizing that everyone encounters challenges along the way, we strive to anticipate and address those situations as they occur. We want to keep you on track toward a meaningful and purpose-driven financial future.

We invite you to check out all the material on our website. If something prompts a question, please send us a quick email or call our office. We look forward to speaking with you.

Knowledge is power.

It’s also the foundation for intelligent, well-considered decisions. When you have retirement in sight, sound decisions are vital in helping you pursue your goals and avoid costly mistakes that can impact your future. For many, understanding every aspect of personal finance can be daunting. From investments to retirement to insurance, the decisions can be overwhelming.

Client Centered

As financial professionals, we are committed to helping people just like you create solutions for their retirement assets. Once we understand your risk tolerance, time horizon, and goals, we'll work to develop a program that carefully balances investment strategies with preserving principal.

Today’s economic environment brings challenges. But along with challenges come opportunities and potential rewards. We work closely with our clients to evaluate those opportunities and reap those rewards. 

We invite you to check out all the material on our website. If something prompts a question, please send us an email or call the office. 

Meet Devaron Yates

Meet Devaron Yates

President & Chief Executive Officer

What is your 'Why'? I chose Wealth Development Strategies because the opportunity to enhance my financial planning skills and the professional culture of the firm.

What do you think makes WDS unique? Strong Center Of Influences and a local support network advisors can tap into for complex cases. Our innovative technology and strong community involvement also allows for our firm to position ourselves as a strong resource of financial education to our local area.

What inspires you? Fortunately I have a very strong family support structure that has given me a foundation and continuously encourages me to be the best leader I can be.  In addition to family because of my community involvement and activity in the financial services industry I have benefited from great mentorship inside our firm and the industry that continues to challenge me to grow professionally and personally.

How do you spend your time when you are not at work? I really love sports.  I am all in on all Houston teams (Astros, Rockets, Texans etc.).  I also like to play golf occasionally.  My additional time is spent entertaining two children under 3 years old and dating my wife.  Any time that is left over is spent volunteering in the community.

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